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James C. Palmore

Kalamazoo, Michigan

I have been making art for over 35 years. Over this span of time I have pursued art with the notion that art is the polysynthesism of thought, dream and feeling manifest through the manipulation of a wide range of materials, sounds, and motions. My work encompasses realism to nonobjective abstraction that often includes discarded materials in support of recycling, and repurposed materials. Frequently, the idea dictates what I use and how it is used. I believe “first generation creativity” (raw thought unedited) is the most pure and honest, and I submit to the freedom and feeling of this way of expression with minimal editing. Because of this approach, cumulatively, my works appear in a variety of styles that incorporates various techniques and genres. I also believe art can be used as a device to educate, influence, and for simple visual pleasure. I think of art making as a perpetual journey traversing uncharted space. Thank you for taking the time to review my art.

James C.'s ArtPrize Entries

These are James C.'s official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.